Fashion News Round Up: Saint Laurent’s Latest Super High Tech Drop and more

Saint Laurents High Tech Drop

Saint Laurent continues its unexpected collaboration series with its latest drop: the Saint Laurent x Google’s Jacquard project Cit-e backpack. As the project aims to fuse technology and clothing, the Cit-e is drenched with super high-tech features, starting from the Jacquard Tag which connects the interactive panel to a mobile phone—both iOS and Android—that allows the backpack to control music, drop location pins and take pic with a gesture. How is that possible? Thanks to its fabric that’s made of “intelligent yarns” that creates interactive touch area for the use of gesture control. The bag is exclusively available from the Saint Laurent Rive Droite web store for $995 USD

 Dior’s Reinterpretation of Mona Lisa

What do Christian Dior and Kim Jones have in common? Their love for art. In collaboration with American artist Raymond Pettibon, Dior Men’s Fall/Winter 2019 produced several graphics that pay homage to Christian Dior’s love for art collecting, with some of the latest releases in the collection drawing inspiration from the iconic Mona Lisa. The iconic painting by Leonardo da Vinci is reinterpreted in watercolor-style imagery and then printed onto pieces from the collection, which includes a Dior Men x Raymond Pettibon Mona Lisa Print Parka priced at $10,223 USD; a sweatshirt, priced at $1,517 USD; and a silk shirt, priced at $1,709 USD.

Try Fendi Ice Creams At Milan Fashion Week 2019

For the next month or so—which the Milan Fashion Week will be held during the period—Fendi has partnered with Italian artisanal ice cream company Steccolecco on a pop-up ice cream stand, serving up special editions of its signature natural fruit and nut popsicles branded with Fendi’s iconic “FF” logo on both the stick and popsicle itself. The pop-up store, located at Milan’s Central Station, is covered in the iconic and trademarked Fendi yellow color, along with the luxury brand’s black and brown tobacco striped “Pequin” pattern.

Armani Rumored To Receive A Highly Prestigious Fashion Accolade

WWD reports that according to the media’s industry insiders, Giorgio Armani is set to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award from the British Fashion Council as part of The Fashion Awards, held in London on Dec. 2 at Royal Albert Hall. Reasons and details are still unknown as spokespeople for Giorgio Armani and the British Fashion Council declined to comment. The designer will follow Miuccia Prada, Ralph Lauren, Karl Lagerfeld, Donatella Versace, Alexander McQueen and other fashion giants to receive the highly prestigious award. The first ever Outstanding Achievement Awards dates back to 2004 with English fashion photographer David Bailey as its recipient, which throughout the year aims to celebrates an individual’s “overwhelming creative contribution” to the industry.

Moncler Becomes Fashion’s Top Sustainability Leaders For The First Time

For the first time ever, Italian fashion house Moncler has recently been given the recognition as one of the fashion industry’s main leaders in sustainability by The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). WWD reports that the company was given the top ranking in the textiles, apparel and luxury goods’ sector, which were considered based on various economic, environmental and social responsibility criteria. In the most recent G7 summit, Monclear was one of 30 companies to sign the collaborative Fashion Pact of the. Over the years, it  has already worked on a series of sustainability initiatives that touch all areas of the company, from its Warmly Moncler collaboration with UNICEFF that aids children in the world’s coldest areas, pledged to become carbon-neutral by 2021, researching ways to make fabrics and accessories with recycled materials, and most notably its renewable energy program found in the brand’s stores, owned production site and logistics center based in Italy—which makes them deserve the title.